On This Day…..

Unabomber Captured…..

April 3, 1996……

Ted Kaczynski is captured by the FBI. He was later convicted of killing three people and wounding 29 others by sending mail bombs over a period of almost eighteen years. Kaczynski was the target of the Federal Bureau of Investigation‘s (FBI’s) longest and costliest investigation. The FBI used the acronym “UNABOM” (UNiversity and Airline BOMber) to refer to his case, resulting in the media calling him the “Unabomber”. After some of his writings were published in the media, his brother recognized the writing style and beliefs and tipped off the FBI.